If you are interested in learning the art of Taxidermy we can help you reach your goal! Whether you just want to do it for friends and family or open a full-fledged taxidermy studio! We have been doing taxidermy for the past 40 years and are well versed in all fields and specimens. We have been teaching for the past 15 years and some of our students have the busiest studios in the central MN area after they completed training in our taxidermy school. The reason is because they put out the best quality specimens and they started it all right here!
We have been teaching the most up to date methods used in the studios for the last 15 years and have now made the experience more personal. Our current class is based on one or 2 students at a time. This allows for a more laid-back environment and more in-depth instructions.
We will teach you the methods of taxidermy on the following specimens Whitetail Deer, Fish, Birds, and Small Game. The most mounted animals in the industry nationwide!
We also will talk you through licensing within YOUR state to make sure you are compliant with the laws!
Cover learning tools and further education once you have completed the course.
Full list of tools needed to get your studio up and running. We also supply you with an airbrush which is needed on all specimens that are mounted.
We always have and always will provide ALL specimens and forms to our students when attending our course. You may provide your own but if you don’t have any good quality critters, we have that covered.
You will receive 2 deer shoulder mounts (most students bring in their own antlers as it makes the mount more personnel), 4 fish, 2 birds, and one life size small game.
We take you to the tannery located in Rice not far from the shop that we use on tanning all our hides and capes. This gives you some insight into the tanning process but does not teach you the tanning methods. We do offer tanning classes and this would be listed under Additional Classes on the bottom of this page.
We do not have state funding for tuition. Tuition is $6500.00. Again, we provide the students with EVERYTHING they will need in order to attend.
Hours per class will vary but expect up to 4 hours a day. Time of the day class will be held will be set up with students but we like to begin around 2 in the afternoon.If weekends are the only days available to the student we can run them on the weekends also.
Generally, figure about 30 days to complete the course. We do NOT offer classes in the fall as our studio gets too busy with our customers specimens coming in. Give a look at our instructor’s work page and see for yourself that you will be taught by those who know what they are doing!
Please see above Class Dates Tab for our updated schedules and how many positions are still available. We have a Winter, Spring, and Summer classes available. Most classes will be held on a 2-4 day week schedule. Call or email me and I can send you or text you the daily schedule. 320-393-2825
Some students do not want to learn all aspects of taxidermy and only want to learn one or two species. We can and do break it down to individual subjects. Below is the tuition breakdown for those classes. Again we provide ALL material and specimens.
WHITETAIL DEER…$2500.00 – Estimated hours for Deer Class (2 deer) 22-30 hours.
BIRDS…$1500.00 – Estimated hours for Bird Class (2 birds) 10-15 hours
FISH…$2000.00 – Estimated hours for Fish Class (4 fish) 15-20 hours
SMALL MAMMALS…$1500.00 – Estimated hours for Small Game Class (1 small mammal ) 11-15 hours
Life-size turkeys. This class tuition will run $1300.00 and again we will provide you with specimen. Turkeys are a different breed of bird to deal with and therefore we offer a separate class for them. A good turkey mount now a day brings in roughly a 1000.00 to a qualified taxidermist.
We will teach you the steps to tan your own deer capes. This method can be transferred to other specimens as well. We will provide you with two separate capes to tan in addition to the ones you will mount in class. These you can take home and mount after you graduate. With costs getting to 50$ a deer cape to tan a lot of people are tanning their own and this also give them more control over their specimens. Tuition for this class is $1500.00
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310 West main St Rice MN 56367
Telephone 320-393-2825 call or text.
Taxidermy School Is Located in Central Minnesota.
310 West Main St. Rice, MN 56367